Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back-to-back Bodine!

Jennifer Bodine, daughter of legendary Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine [above] and curator of his life’s work, will deliver a slideshow/lecture based on her latest book, Bodine’s City: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine, beginning at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 14, in the Poe Room on the second floor of the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street in downtown Baltimore. Bodine’s City collects more than 150 Bodine prints highlighting the photographer’s artistic eye. Writer and photographer Jim Burger will introduce the program.

This free event is part of the ninth annual CityLit Festival, a daylong celebration of the region’s thriving literary scene and its heritage. For more information, visit the CityLit Festival website.

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The following week, Ms. Bodine will join the Friends of the Mencken House to discuss and sign copies of Bodine’s City from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Mencken House, 1524 Hollins Street, in Baltimore, Maryland. “Sage of Baltimore” H. L. Mencken and Aubrey Bodine were colleagues at the Baltimore Sunpapers, and the two men maintained a close, longstanding friendship. Attendees of the April 21 event will also be able to tour the Mencken House & Garden, which are normally closed to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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